Credit: Kampala Children’s Centre
Destiny Africa, the children’s choir out of Kampala, Uganda, has performed several times in East Greenwich in recent years and captured more than a few hearts along the way. (Check out DA in performance here.) The child performers are orphans who lost their parents to AIDS or armed conflict and now live with many other children at the Kampala Children’s Centre.
Children come to the center at any point in their young lives, from newborns to teenagers. The focus of care at the center is to provide each child with a loving family-like home. Up to 12 children live in each home, along with a house mother and an assistant. “This new loving family environment is essential to the care and development of each child that we rescue,” the KCC website reads. “Our [aim] is that each child will know their true value and reach their full potential.”
The center opened in 2005 and they now want to build a medical center. The goal is steep – $70,000 – but progress has been steady. Rhode Island supporters are looking to add a large chunk to that amount at “A Night of Hope,” a special evening at the Newport Yachting Center Thursday, May 15.
There will be music and dancing throughout the evening, an open bar, food stations and hor d’oeuvres, and silent and live auctions.
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